Claudine Michel Fund

After more than three decades of service to UC Santa Barbara, Associate Vice Chancellor, Black Studies Professor, activist, colleague, and friend, Dr. Claudine Michel is now officially an "emerita"!

To recognize Claudine Michel’s numerous local and international efforts to champion the success of generations of scholars and to honor her distinguished service to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Michel’s colleagues have established The Claudine Michel Fund at UC Santa Barbara.

The Claudine Michel Fund will make awards to diverse faculty, staff and/or students to support collaborative campus efforts and initiatives at UC Santa Barbara that will improve campus climate, generate discourse and action to uplift communities, and build a strong campus community.

To make a gift to the Michel Fund, please visit, download and return a gift form, or contact Catherine Boyer, Student Affairs Grants and Development,, (805) 893-5037.

Quilt by Dr. Lupe Navarro-Garcia